This week, I plunged into the pile of ARCs that’s been waiting for me. For anyone who’s been having Bridgerton withdrawal, I strongly recommend placing Martha Waters’s To Have and to Hoax on your pre-order list. It’s a rambunctious, tongue-in-cheek, all-the-banter Regency romp, featuring a husband and wife at odds and best friends who are pure sequel fodder. If you’ve also been missing fun Regency romantic comedies, put this one on your to read list.
Moving back to Golden Age crime for a bit, I visited with a spate of renowned mystery authors in Go Ask a Policeman, an anthology in which Dorothy Sayers and others have their signature detectives pit their wits against the murder of an insufferable media moghul. How can one say no to Peter Wimsey, Mrs. Bradley, and others all in the same place? I’m always so excited when I find Wimsiana I haven’t read yet.
Right now, I’m revisiting 1990s Scotland with a vintage Alexandra Raife novel (1990s Scottish women’s fiction), The Way Home, about three sisters who inherit the family estate in Scotland after their despised stepmother dies and have to come to terms with their lives.
What have you been reading this week?